The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Specialist
Rank 916 889 896
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 19 48 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.045% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.047% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 19 31 16
Average salary £37,500 £57,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.78% +24.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £42,500 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £65,000 £68,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £57,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-34.78% +35.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Specialist
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +9 19 £37,500 -28.57% 2
London +2 11 £50,000 -23.07% 1
South East +19 4 £37,500 -11.76%
South West -13 3 £40,000 -23.80% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £37,500 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £37,500 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £38,750 -
Bristol -13 1 £40,000 -23.80%
West Midlands -16 1 £60,000 -
Surrey - 1 £35,000 -
Dorking - 1 £35,000 -
Stroud - 1 £37,500 -

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title.

1 26 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.00%) Degree
3 18 (36.00%) Functional Testing
4 17 (34.00%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (34.00%) Test Scripting
5 15 (30.00%) SDLC
6 14 (28.00%) Test Strategy
7 12 (24.00%) IBM
7 12 (24.00%) Regression Testing
7 12 (24.00%) DevOps
8 11 (22.00%) Unix
8 11 (22.00%) Test Automation
9 10 (20.00%) HP UFT
10 9 (18.00%) Finance
10 9 (18.00%) ISEB
11 8 (16.00%) Banking
11 8 (16.00%) Performance Testing
11 8 (16.00%) LoadRunner
12 7 (14.00%) HP
12 7 (14.00%) Windows
12 7 (14.00%) OO
12 7 (14.00%) SAP
12 7 (14.00%) Temenos T24
13 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
13 6 (12.00%) .NET
14 5 (10.00%) Oracle
14 5 (10.00%) Java
14 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
14 5 (10.00%) SQL
14 5 (10.00%) Microsoft

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Temenos T24
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) SAN
2 1 (2.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) Network Security
2 1 (2.00%) VoIP
2 1 (2.00%) VPN
2 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 8 (16.00%) LoadRunner
3 4 (8.00%) Selenium
3 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (6.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.00%) JMeter
5 2 (4.00%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (2.00%) Burp Suite
6 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.00%) Hudson
6 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.00%) JIRA
6 1 (2.00%) Metasploit
6 1 (2.00%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 9 (18.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Law
4 1 (2.00%) Avionics
4 1 (2.00%) Electronics
4 1 (2.00%) Games
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Online Betting
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) .NET
2 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.00%) HTML
2 2 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Flex
3 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.00%) CESG
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.00%) IPTV
3 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.00%) Online Games
3 1 (2.00%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Unix
2 7 (14.00%) Windows
3 2 (4.00%) Linux
4 1 (2.00%) AIX
4 1 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.00%) Functional Testing
3 17 (34.00%) Test Scripting
4 15 (30.00%) SDLC
5 14 (28.00%) Test Strategy
6 12 (24.00%) DevOps
6 12 (24.00%) Regression Testing
7 11 (22.00%) Test Automation
8 8 (16.00%) Performance Testing
9 7 (14.00%) OO
10 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (8.00%) Automated Testing
11 4 (8.00%) Defect Management
11 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
11 4 (8.00%) System Testing
12 3 (6.00%) Integration Testing
12 3 (6.00%) Non-Functional Testing
12 3 (6.00%) Scrum
12 3 (6.00%) System Integration Testing
12 3 (6.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) Java
1 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (10.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) Python
3 2 (4.00%) C
3 2 (4.00%) Perl
4 1 (2.00%) C#
4 1 (2.00%) Groovy
4 1 (2.00%) Ruby
4 1 (2.00%) VB
4 1 (2.00%) VBA
4 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (40.00%) Degree
2 9 (18.00%) ISEB
3 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (8.00%) SAP Certification
5 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.00%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.00%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (2.00%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (2.00%) Grafana
2 1 (2.00%) Nessus
2 1 (2.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) IBM
2 7 (14.00%) HP
2 7 (14.00%) SAP
3 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle
4 4 (8.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.00%) Acunetix
5 1 (2.00%) CA
5 1 (2.00%) Netsparker
5 1 (2.00%) Rally
5 1 (2.00%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (2.00%) Sun
5 1 (2.00%) VMware
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